If you are a Galaxy Note 8 user, then we have good news for you. Samsung has finally started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update for its latest flagship device, the Galaxy Note 8. Though there has been no official announcement about it from the company’s end as yet, multiple users have reported that they have received the Oreo update over-the-air (OTA).
The build number of the new update is R16NW.N950FXXU2CRA1.DM and it updates the Android software version to 9.0.0 and also the Samsung Experience version to 9.0. This will hopefully erase some horrid memories in recent times.
The Android Oreo update brings in a host of new features onboard, apart from system optimizations. To name a few we have Notification dots, picture-in-picture, smart text selection and livelier emojis.
A Reddit user has even put up the complete details of the update. Check it out here:
- Update to the keyboard
- Picture-in-picture support
- App-specific long press menus from launcher
- Secure folder can be made to stay unlocked until the screen goes to sleep
- Auto-fill API support (with bio-metrics) for all apps and browser
- Colored media notifications
- Notification categories
- Customization options for notification badges
- Keyboard uses Giphy for GIF search support
- More edge lighting options
- Ability to only view Samsung cloud items
- Ability to backup Samsung secure folders to Samsung cloud
- Bluetooth, high-quality audio codecs
- Manage passwords of Samsung and third-party apps with Samsung Pass
The update is being rolled out in batches, so it may take some time before it reaches your device. You may, however, check for the update by going to Settings>> Software Update>> Download Updates Manually.
The best aspect of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the dual-camera setup. This is the first device to feature the dual rear camera setup. Both the cameras have graphical resolutions of 12-megapixels. The camera is optimized with different modes like Live focus, food mode, pro mode, panorama and slow motion. There is an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies with autofocus and wide-angle lens.